We hope you are starting to get into the festive spirit as the Holiday Season is quickly approaching us!
Due to the decrease in the temperature over the last few weeks and the clocks going back, it gives me the perfect opportunity to remind you of some advice regarding staying safe during the darker winter nights!
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Unfortunately, we have recently had a number of burglaries and attempted burglaries in the area.
I would like to encourage you to make sure all your windows and doors are locked before going to bed or leaving your property unattended. You can reduce your risk of becoming a victim or burglary by following this advice:
Incidents of Thefts from vehicles are often due to vehicles being left unsecure, making it very easy for thieves to access. Therefore, please make a note of the following crime prevention advice:
This year Woodley has unfortunately had an increase in thefts of bicycles. Woodley local policing team have been working very closely with partner agencies to try and tackle this issue as a priority. PC Mills is currently in the process of interviewing suspects that have been identified, we will update you in due course when this has concluded.
Over October and November especially Halloween, we received calls from the community in regards to young people acting in an anti-social manner. The team were busy throughout the evening tackling this and subsequently three boys under the age of 18 were arrested for possession of fireworks after PCSOs were confronted with people throwing fireworks towards them. We urge you to please report any incidents of anti-social behaviour that you encounter.
We are aware as a neighbourhood team of a couple of individuals in the local area that have been seen to be persistently begging. Although we know this is frustrating, we are encouraging members of the public to be reporting this in via 101 or the web form on the Thames Valley Police website. We are in the process of collating statements from witnesses which will help us to build and collate as much evidence to take the offenders in question to court. Although this may be sound time consuming and nothing happening quickly however we reassure you that we are taking this very seriously. However we can only do this witheveryone’s help & support.
We would like to wish you all a peaceful and crime free Christmas.
If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can contact us via email:WoodleyNHPT@Thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters. To report a crime, you can use the online form on the Thames Valley Police website or you can call the police non-emergency number 101. If your call is an emergency then dial 999.
If you have information about crime or anti-social behaviour in your area but you do not want to speak to the police, please call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.